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arpels. they will set you back over $1 million. if broadway is the calling, you can get a walk-on role for the musical annie for $30,000. or how about the special edition mclaren 12c spider. veronica, that is all you. it's one of only 12 in the world. sells for a cool $354,000. >> the collection bucket is going around. >> hope it's a big bucket. >> stay with us. "news 4 today" continues now at 5:00 a.m. a day baseball fans in d.c. have been waiting decades for as the nationals host their first home playoff game. what you need to know if you're going to be downtown today. good morning, everyone. i'm richard jordan in for aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this wednesday, octer 10th, li
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outside, 5:00 a.m., 56 degrees. a cool way to start your morning. i think we're going to have nice weather ahead. >> yes. if you can put your nats t-shirt underneath your nats sweatshirt. >> that's right. and then you need to put it back on because it's going to be a little breezy again. on, off, on, off. the wind calm. and it's that calm wind that's allowing fog to form with the damp ground we've got. we've had the little bit of showers over the last couple of days. we're at 58 degrees right now. reagan national, you can see on the satellite and radar review. clouds ctinuing to push out. more breaks taking place off to our west. and our temperatures, they're about 5 to 10 degrees higher than they were yesterday. at the bus stop here this morning, 46 to 55. damp with the fog lifting. your high today, 72. checking out your commute, first 4 traffic, checking the dulles toll road, nice and clear in both directions as you head to the beltway. no issues to report. traveling over 395, no issues there as well. really from the beltway as you
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head towards the 14th street bridge in both directions. not seeing any accidents, not seeing any incidents, and no delays. in fact, as you cross over the 14th street bridge and make your way into the district, nice and clear. back in ten with a look at your rails. richard and eun, back over to you. nats fans, the wait is finally over. the nationals will host their first playoff game this afternoon here at home. they take on the cardinals in game three of the national league division series. it will be the first postseason home game played in the district in nearly eight decades. news 4's tony tull is live outside nationals park. good morning, tony. >> reporter: good morning, jordan. 1933, to be exact. let's get the first order of business out of the way. if anybody was wondering they could take off work today, play hooky, do whatever you have to do, and come enjoy the game, but you thought they were sold out. they still have straggler single seat tickets available and standing room only tickets still available. the box office opens at 9:00 a.m. if you're thinking about coming
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to the game but you don't have a ticket yet, now is the time to come down and get your tickets. this is going to be big. this morning we're here at the ballpark. it's empty. but you can guarantee that all the seats are going to be filled this afternoon as the nats take on the cardinals. one of the big things the organization is doing -- laura, i want to bring you in. you're the vp of xhupgcommunica. you guys are doing a great job of including the military and veterans. we're going to do a flyover today. and they're actually having the game ball delivered to the park. >> by the chief of staff of the army, to be exact. general odierno will be delivering the game ball this afternoon to our pitcher on the mound. that's very exciting. as an organization overall,e just feel like it's an honor and privilege to support our men and women in uniform. we do it every single home game here, and that will continue throughout the postseason. we will be having a flyover this morning by the 113th airborne. that will be great. and someone coming from walter reed to do the lineup card
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delivery. originally, he had a few setbacks at walter reed, and they told him he couldn't come out to the ballpark because of the setbacks. and they said, no, it's actually helping you. we are encouraged by the doctors sending them out here so we can help them hopefully get better. >> thank you so much for your time. it's going to be an action packed 5:00 and 6:00 a.m. show. a lot of people to talk to down at the park. look at the field. it's beautiful. it's going to look magnificent when all you guys are down here enjoying the game. make sure you stay tuned at 5:30. i'm going to talk to more people. i'm tony tull live in nats park. back to the game. >> today's game could create a traffic nightmare downtown. it will likely end as the evening rush is beginning. ddot will have traffic officers on hand to keep things moving smoothly before and after the game. metro is running extra trains on the green line. if you're driving, going to the game, you might want to consider an alternative than the cash expensive lots around the game. it's hard to find those lots. they fill up quickly. pack at the anacostia rail
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station. >> anacostia is one stop away from the rail yard, and it's in the reverse direction of where most customers are going. you're actually moving away from the crowds. you go one stop, it's two minutes, and you're back at your car. >> that's a good tip. metro also suggests you have enough money to load on your fare card for the ride home before the game. that way you can get out as quickly as possible. show off your natitude. e-mail us your picture of your family at the game. the address is and follow the playoffs. the orioles will take on the yankees in game three of the american league division series. they split the first twoames of the series in baltimore. the action now moves to new york. the first pitch is set for just after 7:30 tonight. both presidential campaigns are zeroing in on the battleground state of ohio. mitt romney will spend his
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second day in the buckeye state trying to keep up momentum from last week's debate. he campaigned in akron, ohio, and spoke alongside governor chris christie. president obama spoke outside ohio state university. early polls show mitt romney leading the presidential race this morning. according to a gallup survey, the gop candidate leads 49%-47%. president obama leads another gallup poll that surveys registered votes. a congressional committee will meet today to discuss last month's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the hearing is expected to focu on security missteps by the u.s. state department. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in the attack. a state department official will be along the witnesses to testify before the house oversight committee. he's expected to deny reports the state department ignored
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requests for additional security in libya in the weeks and months before the attack. the man believed to be behind the anti-muslim film that sparked riots across the middle east is due in court today. a federal judge will decide if mark bassly youssef should be sent back to prison. prosecutors say youssef lied to prosecutors and used aliases. he was behind the 14-minute film called "innocence of muslims" which led to violence in the middle east. the highest military court will hear whether records of army private bradley manning should be made public. manning is accused of giving information to the website wikileaks. the center for constitutional rights says it should have access to written motions, opinions, and other records. typically, those sorts of files are available to the public in civilian trials. the military has denied multiple freedom of information requests to make those files public. 5:07 is your time.
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nbc 4 received a big honor last night. prince george's community college presented us with a partners for success award. nbc 4's president and general manager jackie bradford accepted the honor. nbc 4 has partnered with prince george's community college several times to organize events like the bluebird blues festival and all those community shreds. >> congratulations jackie and everyone at the station. aaron was emceeing as well. >> maybe that's not why he's here. >> see, lucky you. >> i thought he was just going to go to the game >> here's veronica, weather and traffic on the ones. >> he'll probably do that too, richard. weather-wise, we're going to see rapidly improving conditions. a little fog and clouds. temperatures close to 6:00 a.m. around 60 in chesapeake beach. your high today, sunshine, going up to a high of 72. let's get a look at first 4
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traffic with danella sealock. >> good morning. a couple of things to looked for. downed wires on burtonsville. please be aware. that was due to an earlier accident, but that car is gone. beach drive northwest at military road, report of a downed tree in that area. i'm back in ten minutes with an update on that. if you're taking the rails, i'm checking them. no reported delays. breaking news involving some of the most popular cars and trucks on the road. why millions of them are being recalled. let me tell you how i will create 12 million jobs
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when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs.
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i'm angie goff at the news 4 live desk with breaking news. since we first told you about this at 4:30, spacex, we're getting a closer look at the
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shuttle as it makes its way to the international space station. we first want to show you live pictures. the crew at the station waiting patiently as the craft which we just heard turned 180 degrees. the dragon capsule is currently carrying a lot of supplies. and even ice cream for the astronauts. now, once it lands, the crew will use a robotic arm to put it in place, and then we'll do a series of checks before the berthing process happens. it's expected to stay up there for about three weeks. it will probably take a couple of hours for spacex to be bolted down, and then the astronauts will have access to the supplies and will start filling up the capsule with experiments they've done and also with broken equipment that will be repaired and sent back. at the news 4 live desk, angie goff, news 4. toyota is voluntarily recalling 7.4 million vehicles because their power window switches can malfunction. that includes almost 2.5 million cars and suvs in the u.s. among the models affected, the
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toyota camry, rav4, and tundras made between 2005 and 2010. no one has been hurt as a result of the window problem, but this is the largest recall since 1996, when ford recalled 7.9 million vehicles. a developing story in london. british police say they've arrested a man and woman on syria related terrorism charges at heathrow airport. the 26-year-olds arrived from egypt last night. detectives are searching two homes in east london as part of the investigation. we expect to learn more information throughout the day. this morning a massachusetts man is charged with bringing a smoke grenade through the los angeles international airport. he was on his way home to boston from japan. federal agents say the 28-year-old man was wearing a bullet-proof vest and flame retardant pants when he entered the airport on friday. he had the smoke grenade and other weaponsluggage. they tell abc news they are not under the impression he was a
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terrorist. a detention hearing is set for friday. the mother of a missing girl in colorado is speaking out. 10-year-old jessica ridgeway never showed up for school near denver last friday. her mother says the fifth grader got ready for school and left to meet a friend to walk to school, but the friend says jessica never showed up. it was hours before anyone realized the 10-year-old was missing. jessica's mother works a night shift. she says she slept through the call that said jessica never arrived. now she just wants her daughter to come home. >> and then you get the pit in your stomach that you don't want any parent, any parent to ever experience in their whole entire life that your child has just been taken. it is not ever, ever anything i want, ever, any parent to go through. >> a man found jessica's
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backpack last weekend about six miles from her house. also in colorado, several families of victims of that mass shooting at a movie theater are calling for an investigation into two charities. the families say the groups used names and pictures of victims to raise money without their permission. suspected shooter james holmes faces 140 counts related to that july shooting. 12 people died, 57 others were hurt. police are hoping this video will lead them to a driver who hit a pedestrian and then kept on driving. it happened in charlotte over the weekend. you can see the man crossing the street when he was mowed down by an suv. he was thrown about ten feet into the air, but amazingly, he was not seriously hurt. he was able to get to his house three blocks away to call for help. happening today, the obama administration will issue a warning to anyone whose car air bags have been replaced in the past few years. that's because hundreds of thousands of counterfeit air bags may have been installed. the national highway traffic safety administration ran tests on the counterfeit air bags. they say they don't inflate
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properly. today transportation officials released a list of dozens of vehicle models that have counterfeit air bags available on the market. they say anyone who has had an air bag replaced over the past three years by a repair shop other than a new car dealership could be at risk. the time is 5:20. the federal government is going after wells fargo. it's suing the bank, claiming it lied about the quality of thousands of loans so they'd be eligible for federal loan insurance. the government is seeking hundreds of millions of dollars the federal housing administration paid out after homeowners defaulted on their wells fargo mortgages. a massachusetts town may be cursing the state's attorney general for bad-mouthing their ban on foul language. this summer the town of middleborough voted to approve a ban on cursing. get caught swearing in public, and you'll be fined $20. the attorney general is recommending the town change or repeal the ban. she says it violates free speech. the town says it was just tired of hearing the foul language from teenagers. a lightning strike hit close
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to home, and it's caught on video. >> oh [ bleep ]! >> you heard it there. that big bang startled the florida woman who recorded the video last friday. a lightning bolt hit a tree and burst into flames. no one was hurt, but it destroyed the outdoor lighting unit on the trees. >> that was great video, the fact she was able to capture that. >> you saw her run out there. she wanted to run and hide. the time is 5:21. time to get a check on weather and traffic on the ones. >> meteorologist veronica johnson is here with our forecast. good morning, veronica. >> good morning, richard and eun. no thunderstorms for us this morning, of course, but the safest place to be during a thunderstorm is inside away from any windows and doors. just wait until that storm passes. out there this morning, we do have lingering moisture, though. here's a touch of fog. i'm seeing the visibilities now under two miles in annapolis, maryland. your temperature at 57 degrees. the winds again pretty light throughout the area. later today, we're going to see the wind pick up with a cold
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front approaching the area. we're going to see these temperatures that are already mild this morning. we're in the 50s. 50 in leesburg. our warm spot annapolis at 58 to 59. pax river right near the water, those slightly higher temperatures. here's that cold front. it approaches your wind earlier in the day southwest. it will pick up more out of the west with the front approaching. think that front will come through our area dry without any rain. it will turn breezy with winds picking up to 20 miles an hour. sunshine for tomorrow and cooler. yet another front comes through the area on friday. you get the idea. every couple of days it's a front that comes through. for us today, breezy, seasonable sunshine. as we top out in the low 70s around the area. for your evening forecast, partly cloudy, breezy, 52 to 59 degrees. a look at the four-day forecast. 72 is the high for today. if you want the 70s to come back, they'll come back the second half of the weekend into the early part of next week. danella is giving me a thumbs up
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on that one. >> you know i am. i love the sun, veronica. thanks for that report. taking on the roadways, a couple of issues. burtonsville, downed wires. traveling down 198 all lanes blocked in both directions at burtonsville drive. let's head over to beach drive northwest at military road. still seeing report of a downed tree in that area. working on getting more details of that. if you're traveling along i-95 in virginia, traveling southbound, travel lanes are open. let's take a look northbound, a live look, passing prince william parkway, nice and clear as you head to the beltway. no issues there. richard, fast travel speed at 63 miles per hour. tell them to slow down. back over to you. >> slow down, everyone. today we'll get a glimpse of metro's new rail cars. this is what the new 7000 series cars will look like. they include new l.e.d. screens and maps as well as new safety features. they'll replace the 1000 series cars in place since the '70s. new plans f the streetcar
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on "h" street. city transportation director terry bellamy says status for the high school could delay the project by 90 days or more. that's where officials wanted to build a car barn. right now the earliest the streetcar line could be open for business is late 2013. olympic gold medalist shawn white will be in court today. the snowboarder was arrested in nashville last month and charged with vandalism and public intoxication. he was charged with pulling a fire alarm where he was staying, causing an evacuation. white said he got carried away and is sorry for his poor behavior. redskins quarterback rg3 will be allowed back on the field today. doctors have cleared him to practice, but it's no guarantee he'll be able to play on sunday. the rookie quarterback suffered a mild concussion during the third quarter on sunday as he scrambled for the sideline. he won't be allowed to have any contact yet, and he'll continue to be evaluated for any
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symptoms. head coach mike shanahan says he is optimistic griffin will be ready for sunday but the team is being cautious. and there will be a new kicker for the skins when they take on the vikings on sunday. the team released billy cundiff. he only made 7 of 12 field goal attempts this year, the worst average in the league. kyle forbath will take his place. forbath is the redskins 19th kicker in 18 years, the most out of any team in the nfl. we're hoping that this works out for forbath. >> maybe he'll stick around a little longer. >> when billy cundiff missed that short field goal on sunday, we knew it was going to be it for him. it's the must see sporting event in the district. coming up, the excuses some of you are giving to get out of work today. plus were big bird is not a fan of president obama's latest political ad. ♪
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looking at the stories making headlines right now at 5:28, lawmakers on capitol hill will be demanding answers for the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya.
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a maryland teen trying to draw attention to bullying after his own personal experiences, and it was caught on camera. and astronauts on the international space station are hard at work trying to dock a private supply ship. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> welcome to news 4 on this wednesday, october 10th. don't be surprised if a few people in your office call in sick today. there's a good chance they'll be cheering on the nationals. this afternoon the team will host their first playoff game since moving to washington. we asked some washington nians what excuse they will use to watch the game. don't worry. we're protecting their identities. >> the dog got hit by a car this morning. >> oh, man. >> my favorite pup. i won't be able to make it into work. >> my dog ate my computer. >> the internet is down. the entire internet. >> you can't do anything? >> i can't do any work. >> it's very upsetting. >> i am so upset that i cannot work on the internet today. >> those are good disguises.
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i couldn't recognize any of them. >> leave it to pat collins to come up with that one. >> if you feel like you're coming down with something, you may start to feel ill this morning. the first pitch is set for 1:00. >> i say you call in right away so you can get a jump on your colleagues, who are doing the same thing. >> i bet you the bosses are at the game too. maybe it's going to be okay. >> or maybe you run into your boss. >> then you're in really big trouble. >> maybe the boss takes the whole company, right? >> right. we're going to go outside because one thing is for sure today the weather will cooperate. we've got clouds out there now. we've got even a little bit of fog and a bit of mist. i think our conditions during the morning will improve rapidly. 57 degrees your temperature. you notice it's a lot warmer than it has been. a little bit in the way of mist that will be lifting by the time we get to 7:00, 7:30.
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46 to 55 degrees at the bus stop. that's just jacket weather. we've had to pull out the war jacket, even the coats the last couple of mornings. really nice conditions by noon today. 66 the temperature. the high 72. it will be around 70. hit the roads now with first 4 traffic. i'll be back in ten minutes. >> thanks, veronica. crossing over the american legion bridge, i'll tell you the travel lanes open in both directns, but volume increasing a bit as you make your way around the outer loop and heading towards the interchange. not seeing any issues for you. there. travel speed from the dulles toll road to the interchange, 65 miles per hour, that drive taking about 13 minutes. 5:31 now. plan plenty of extra time if your commute takes you by nats park. several streets near the ballpark will be closing about 90 minutes from now ahead of the nats playoff game today. additional streets will shut down at 10:30 this morning. the real traffic problems, though, could be this evening.
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the game may be'w wrapping up a thousands of people head home from work. for thousands of d.c. baseball fans, today is a dream come true. this is the first time the city has hosted a postseason game in nearly eight decades. news 4's tony tull is live at nationals park for the calm before the storm. so excited. wait a minute, tony. where's your red t-shirt? is that an orioles shirt? >> reporter: listen, we're going to get something out of the way right now. you can always bet, when you watch news 4 and tony tull reports, i will bring you fair and balanced news unless it comes to sports. i'm not a bandwagon fan. we have a lot of those in the news room. i'm not one of them. i support the orioles. but more importantly, they still have a couple of seats left and a couple of hundred tickets left for standing room only. if you're thinking about ditching work today, come on down. you can still get tickets. as far as the shirts, i know you
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want nats gear, support the nats here. allen fay, director of merchandising. angie goff's favorite hash tag on twitter when she's talking about the nats, natitude. october natitude, new shirt coming in? >> the only place you can buy them today is at the ballpark, and then we'll spread them out to the stores in dulles town center and tysons corner mall. >> reporter: so folks who can't make it to the ballpark can get nats gear through two new sources. >> yes. we'll have them open through the holidays. >> reporter: what can fans get? shirts, hats, what? >> we've got a ton of postseason products with bats, baseballs, pins, a bunch of stuff. it's going to be great. >> reporter: awesome. thanks for your time. check it out. listen, i'll meet everybody halfway. everybody who's watching, if you send me -- here we go. >> there you go. >> reporter: i might melt. tweet me @tonytull with your nats picture. if you're hooking work today or dressing up the kids in nats gear to take them to school,
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shoot me a tweet @tonytull, and we'll try to get it on the air. angie goff's favorite hash tag, i'm telling you, natitude. it's crazy, guys. >> make sure you bring one of those t-shirts back to me and for richard. >> reporter: what size? i know richard is a small. eun, what are you? >> tony, you are bringing everyone down in this report. he dropped names left and right. >> he's calling everyone out. i need a small too. and i expect to see you wearing red very soon, tony. >> reporter: i may wear a hat back to the station. >> what did you do to tony, richard? yikes. >> i'm just here for the day. as tony said, it is not too late to get tickets to today's game. standing room only tickets are still available. they will go on sale at 9:00 this morning at the centerfield ticket office. tickets also go on sale today for the next round of the playoffs. a limited number of tickets for the championship series go on sale this morning. you have to buy the tickets online at or by
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calling 888-632-nats. the nationals and cardinals may be playing this series, but the mayors of d.c. and st. louis are also competing. mayor vincent gray has a little bet going with st. louis mayor francis slade. if the nationals win the series, the d.c. flag will fly over city hall in st. louis for one day. if the cards beat the nats, the flag of st. louis will fly over the wilson building here in the district. today the supreme court will hear a case on whether race should be a factor considered in college admissions. the nine justices will hear the case of abigail fisher. she says she was denied admission to the university of texas austin in 2008 because she's white. among those who will be in the courtroom, relatives of heyman sweat. he sued the same college alleging his admission was blocked in 1946 because he is black. his relatives say affirmative action is still needed to ensure equality for minorities. mitt romney says, if elected, abortion will not be on his agenda. the gop candidate spoke to the
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des moines register newspaper while campaigning in iowa. romney said he will not pursue abortion legislation if elected. afterwards, his campaign put on a statement saying it would provide greater protection for life. president obama's campaign responded by saying romney wasn't being true about his position. he cited a 2008 debate where it said romney would support banning all abortions. an ad featuring big bird that mocks romney's comments in last week's debate to end funding for public broadcasting, the producers of sesame street asked the campaign to stop running it. sesame street workshop says it's nonpartisan and doesn't get involved in politics. cell phones are contributing to a spike in crime. the transit agency says crime is up almost 7% between january and now compared to last year. 79% of reported cases involve property damage like car break-ins, thefts, and arson.
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it also had a high number of stolen electronic devices. another 20% of crime included robbery, assault, rape, and homicide with 113 cases since january. anacostia had the highest number of crimes at metro station so far this year. that was followed by college park and gallery place. >> the time is 5:37. we now have more information into the death of a reporter. the medical examiner's office ruled the death of greenhall died of homicide from a gunshot wound to the neck. firefighters found her body in july when her house caught on fire in virginia. sarah greenhall wrote for a newspaper. time is now 5:37. not even a news crew's camera is going to protect him. a teenager speaking out about the bullying in school. plus proof that the driving in the district is not for the faint of heart.
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beep-bop-boop-bop boop-beep. [monotone] she says, "switch to progressive and you could save hundreds." call or click today. one driver did not know how to get around the logan circle traffic circle in the district. so that person just drove through the grass to get to rhode island avenue.
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josh ritz captured monday's incident on monday. he was not driving. he just got the video. someone did call the police. we don't know if the officers were able to catch up with the driver. i think the driver just had enough. couldn't figure it out after a couple of loops and said, you know what, i just have to drive through the circle. >> that's just the one that got caught. it probably happens every day. >> it gets confusing. do you drive around until you figure it out? is >> until i wiggle my way out. this is going nowhere. time is 5:41. >> storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson with the forecast. hi, veronica. >> hey, there. we've been going in circles of our own the last couple of days with the clouds and drizzle and mist this morning. same deal this morning, but conditions will improve rapidly. right now 54 to 57 degrees. gaithersburg, rockville, reston into d.c. your hour by hour forecast, by noontime today, the sunshine. the high 72 for today.
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we'll take a look at the extended forecast in a couple of minutes. right now first 4 traffic. veronica, tracking a downed tree in northwest, 27th street at broad branch road. that intersection is blocked right now because of the tree in the intersection. let's head over to i-66 making your commute. travel lanes are open eastbound starting to hit the brakes just a bit as you make your way past the rest area. travel lanes are open heading to the beltway. richard and eun? >> danella, thanks. tired of living in terrible conditions? the actions these people are taking to force their landlord to make so
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welcome back at 5:45. a frederick county, maryland teen is speaking out after he was bullied and it was caught on video. 15-year-old preston deener was about to do an interview with a hagerstown tv station about
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bullying. three boys approached him and started attacking him. cameras caught one of the boys chessing preston across the street. preston says he's been bullied since the sixth grade and wants brunswick high school officials to do something about it. >> i just want to see the change in the school, how they respond to bullying because they're not doing the right thing. like when something happens, they're not given the right sequence to the kids, and the kids need the right consequence so they know not to do it again. >> preston was actually suspended last week for retaliating against a bully. he says his attacker was not suspended. school officials are working to identify the three boys who attacked him before the tv interview. the time is 5:46. montgomery county prosecutors say they will not seek the death penalty against the man accused of killing his wife and son. curtis lopez faces charges in the murders of jane and wil many william mcquain. she was found dead in her home,
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and the boy was found dead in the woods. richard brooks, a former campaign manager for vincent gray, will be sentenced today. he lied about funneling money to the fringe mayoral candidate suleiman brown to bash then mayor adrian fenty. they expect brooks will be sentenced to probation and no jail time because he has provided substantial assistance to their investigation. brooks is one of three former aides to plead guilty to corruption charges. expanded gambling in maryland is a high stakes game, and now the it the most expensive ballot measure in the state's history. you've seen the ads for both sides. nearly $36 million has been spent so far to sway voters. penn national, the primary opponent to the measure, has spent the most at more than $18 million and has more left to spend. gambling giant mgm grand and other supporters has spent more than $17.7 million to bring table games and a sixth casino to the state. that means the question 7 is
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already outpacing the most expensive governor's race on the record. that came back in 2006 when then mayor martin o'malley and incumbent governor robert ehrlich spent $34 million. it is 5:48. kwame brown is under new strict rules until his sentencing next month. the former d.c. council chairman has a curfew of 11:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. brown was ordered to return to court yesterday because he failed to report to authorities by phone three times. brown must follow these rules in order to remain free until his sentencing. a maryland delegate may be able to keep her job despite reaching a plea deal on campaign finance and theft charges. tiffany alston of prince george's county pleaded no contest yesterday to using $3,500 of her campaign's money for her own wedding. prosecutors say that should lead to her suspension from the house of delegates, but alston's attorneys say, if she completes her sentence, which includes
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completing community service and paying the money back, she should be allowed to keep her office. house leaders are looking into the matter. it is now 5:48. 12 people have died from that meningitis outbreak linked to a tainted steroid infection. health officials in florida say a 78-year-old man died in july from the same strain of fungal meningitis. there have been 119 confirmed cases of meningitis across ten states. virginia has confirmed 24 cases, including one death. maryland has eight cases of meningitis, including one death as well. the tainted steroid shots used for back pain came from a massachusetts pharmacy. all drugs from that pharmacy have been recalled. the fbi and local police are asking for your help in identifying a man who robbed a d.c. bank. police say this man robbed the td bank on connecticut avenue northwest last friday. he went up to a bank teller, demanded money, and then left the bank and hailed a taxicab to make his getaway. if you know who this man is, please contact d.c. police immediately. a fairfax man is facing a weapons charge for bringing a
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loaded gun to reagan international airport. tsa agents found the gun in the man's carry-on bags on friday as he tried to go through the security checkpoint. police confiscated the .9 millimeter semiautomatic pistol, the ammunition, and the magazine. they cited the passenger and allowed him to continue on to his flight to dallas. some residents in prince george's county said they're fed up with deteriorating conditions in their apartments. it's spread to more than 1,000 units in the bedford station. renters are dealing with holes in the floors and ceilings and bed bugs, and management isn't doing anything to fix the problem. >> we're not being responded to a crisis that's now to the point af civil rights crisis. >> and the security force is overly aggressive, even assaulting residents who don't have their ids on them. management did not return news 4's phone calls, but a county spokesperson says the management
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group has until october 20th to fix some of those violations. >> coming up on 5:51. time for weather and traffic on the ones. looks like we're in for a slight warmup and back down again and back up again. >> exactly. the roller coaster ride you normally get during the fall. a lot of us are just tired of being in this kind of dismal weather we've been in since sunday. it's been on the chilly side. of course, it felt like november. today we're going to move back to october. just for a day. 53 in virginia. 53 in warrenton. 56 in hunting town to our east and southeast. temperatures are ten-plus degrees above that. so kind of a mild start out there this morning. 46 to 55. damp conditions because there's a little bit of mist and a little bit of fog too. that's going to lift rather rapidly, i think, when we get to 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. this morning. we'll be improving pretty good and even seeing some sunshine. there will be more clouds
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pushing back in with an approaching cold front. so for today we'll turn mostly sunny for a real short period of a couple of hours and then back to partly sunny. i don't think we're going to see any rain with this front. watch it as it comes over the mountains. it really dries up. what we will see is a little bit of wind. it will turn breezy late this afternoon and for the evening. then it's going to get cold again behind that front. when we start off thursday, it's going to be starting out in the 30s to 40s again throughout the area. sunshine back, though, at least tomorrow. and dry ngs cconditions for the remainder of the week even with another front coming through the area. for friday, it will be partly sunny. here's a look at the forecast for today. nice seasonal sunshine. a little breezy if you're going to the game. take the sweatshirt and jacket. you'll probably need it by the end of the game. as we drop off into the low 50s, a little breezy for the afternoon. here's a look at the next four days. 72 for your high today, calling it mild, to 64 tomorrow. the end of the week in the 60s, we move back to the 70s for the
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weekend, and we should hold there the first part of the week. let's get a look at first 4 traffic with danella sealock. a bumpy commute if you're traveling in from maryland. the situation, earlier accident resulted in downed wires on the road, and this is blocking all your lanes on 198 spencerville road at burtonsville drive. just be aware of that as you make your commute. delays on 95 start out of frederick. as you continue southbound, you are sluggish. past the 109, heavy on the brakes. traveling in germantown, it's not that bad. here's a look at germantown road, you're seeing volume increase. no major delays, which is good through germantown, gaithersburg, traveling through rockville and connecting on the beltway. if you're taking the rails, still checking them for you. not seeing any reported delays along the metro, marc, or vre. richard and eun, over to you. it is now 5:53. the metropolitan authority airport is denying reports that
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construction on metro's new silver line is running behind. metro released a forecast that claims the project may open a month late. that could cost the transit agency $2 million to $3 million in lost revenue. the airport authority, which is building the new rail line, says metro is taking several factors into consideration as it drafts its budget. the first phase of the silver line is expected to open late next year. tomorrow the finance committee will go over plans to move crowds on inauguration day. metro plans to create a specially priced commemorative smart trip card. it will also charge peak time fares despite inauguration day falling on the martin luther king holiday. drivers will also have to pay weekday fares on the federal holiday. at 5:54, the price of gas could go up in montgomery county if one law maker gets his way. montgomery county council president roger beuerleiner
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wants to impose a county gas tax. he says it will help fund transportation projects, including the purple line. it comes after maryland governor martin o'malley failed his attempt to raise the state's gas tax. >> let's check with angie goff at the live desk. breaking news out of stockholm. the swedish academy announced two american professors win to nobel prize in chemistry. they were awarded for their studies on g-protein coupled receptors. going to have to look that one up. the reward carries a prize of $1.2 million. the nobel peace prize will be announced friday. i'm angie goff at the news 4 live desk. back to you. with the holidays quickly approaching, walmart is working to make sure you never wait too long to receive your gifts. cnbc's shartia brantley is live with that story. walmart is taking on amazon in a big way, promising same-day deliveries in some cities for items bought online.
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the service called walmart to go costs $10 no matter the size of the order. products will be shipped straight from walmart stores and not from a warehouse or distribution center. they began testing in philadelphia and northern virginia. they added minneapolis this week and will expand to the san francisco area later this month. the test will run through the holidays. and we know apple has a loyal customer base, but teenagers may be its biggest fan. a survey by piper jaffray found 40% of teens have an iphone and would have another one. of the teens to buy a new tablet, nearly half said they'd likely go with apple if it starts selling a smaller ipad, which the company is expected to do sometime this fall. >> shartia, thanks so much. good to see you. and if you've always wanted the finer things in life, you're in luck. >> neiman marcus can make it
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happen. the luxury department store unveiled its latest christmas book yesterday? the most expensive on the item is a pair of diamond studded his and hers watches from van cleef and arpels. that will set you back over $1 million. if broadway is your calling, you can get a walk-on role in the musical annie for a mere $30,000. if that's not your speed, how about the special edition mclaren 12c spider. it's one of only 12 in the world. it sells for $354,000. >> that looks just like your list to santa, all those things. >> how did you know? >> i knew you loved that watch. i saw your eyes open up real wide when you saw that watch. >> what is that? $1 million? oh, my goodness. the metro stop with more than double the amount of crimes than any other station.
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